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Joshua 15

The borders of the lot of Judah.

Joshua 15:1 So then the boundary of the tribe of the sons of Judah, by their families,—reached unto the boundary of Edom, the desert of Zin southward, on the extreme south; Joshua 15:2 so their south boundary beginneth at the end of the Salt Sea,—from the bay that turneth to the south; Joshua 15:3 and goeth forth on the south of the cliffs of Akrabbim, and crosseth over to Zin, and goeth up on the south of Kadesh-barnea,—and passeth over by Hezron, and goeth up to Addar, and turneth round to Karka; Joshua 15:4 and passeth over to Azmon, and goeth forth at the ravine of Egypt, and so the extensions of the boundary are to the sea. This, shall be your south boundary. Joshua 15:5 And, a boundary eastward, is the Salt Sea, as far as the end of the Jordan. And, the boundary on the north side, is from the bay of the sea, from the end of the Jordan. Joshua 15:6 And the boundary goeth up Beth-hoglah, and passeth over, on the north, by Beth-arabah,—and the boundary goeth up by the Stone of Bohan, son of Reuben; Joshua 15:7 and the boundary goeth up towards Debir, out of the vale of Achor, then northward, turning unto Gilgal, which is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the ravine,—then the boundary passeth over unto the waters of En-shemesh, and so the extensions thereof are unto En-rogel: Joshua 15:8 then ascendeth the boundary by the valley of the son of Hinnom, to the side of the Jebusite, on the south, the same, is Jerusalem,—and the boundary goeth up unto the top of the mountain which faceth the valley of Hinnom, to the west, which is at the end of the Vale of Giants, northwards; Joshua 15:9 and the boundary turneth round, from the top of the mountain, unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and goeth out unto the cities of Mount Ephron,—then the boundary turneth round to Baalah, the same, is Kiriath-jearim; Joshua 15:10 then the boundary goeth round from Baalah westward, unto Mount Seir, and passeth over unto the slope of Mount Yearim, on the north, the same, is Chesalon,—and descendeth Bethshemesh, and passeth over Timnah; Joshua 15:11 then the boundary goeth forth unto the side of Ekron, northward, then the boundary turneth round towards Shikkeron, and crosseth over Mount Baalah, and goeth out at Jabneel,—and the extensions of the boundary are to the sea. Joshua 15:12 And, as a west boundary, are the great sea and coast. This, is the boundary of the sons of Judah, round about, by their families.

Caleb's portion and conquest.

Joshua 15:13 And, to Caleb, son of Jephunneh, gave he a portion, in the midst of the sons of Judah, at the bidding of Yahweh, by Joshua,—even the City of Arba, father of Anak, the same, is Hebron. Joshua 15:14 And Caleb dispossessed from thence, the three sons of Anak,—Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak. Joshua 15:15 And he went up from thence, against the inhabitants of Debir,—now, the name of Debir, formerly, was Kiriath-sepher.

Othniel, for his valour, hath Achsah, Caleb's daughter, to wife.

Joshua 15:16 Then said Caleb, He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and captureth it, I will give unto him Achsah, my daughter, to wife. Joshua 15:17 And Othniel son of Kenaz, brother of Caleb, captured it,—so he gave unto him Achsah, his daughter, to wife.

She obtaineth a blessing of her father.

Joshua 15:18 And it came to pass, when she came, that she moved him to ask of her father a field, and, when she alighted from off the ass, Caleb said unto her—What aileth thee? Joshua 15:19 And she said—Give me a present, for, dry land, hast thou given me, therefore must thou give me, pools of water. So he gave her upper pools and lower pools. Joshua 15:20 This, is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah, by their families.

The cities of Judah.

Joshua 15:21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the sons of Judah, towards the boundary of Edom in the south, were,—Kabzeel and Eder, and Jagur, Joshua 15:22 and Kinah and Dimonah, and Adadah,— Joshua 15:23 and Kedesh and Hazor, and Ithnan, Joshua 15:24 Ziph and Talem, and Bealoth, Joshua 15:25 and Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron, the same, is Hazor; Joshua 15:26 Amam and Shema, and Moladah, Joshua 15:27 and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon, and Beth-pelet. Joshua 15:28 and Hazarshual and Beer-sheba, with the hamlets thereof, Joshua 15:29 Baalah and Iyyim, and Ezem, Joshua 15:30 and Eltolad and Chesil, and Hormah, Joshua 15:31 and Ziklag and Madmannah, and Sansannah, Joshua 15:32 and Lebaoth and Shilhim, and En-rimmon,—all the cities are twenty-nine, with their villages. Joshua 15:33 In the lowland,—Eshtaol and Zorah, and Ashnah, Joshua 15:34 and Zanoah and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam; Joshua 15:35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah; Joshua 15:36 and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim,—fourteen cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:37 Zenan and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad, Joshua 15:38 and Dilan and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, Joshua 15:39 Lachish and Bozkath, and Eglon, Joshua 15:40 and Cabbon and Lahmas, and Chithlish, Joshua 15:41 and Gederoth, Beth-dagon and Naamah, and Makkedah,—sixteen cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:42 Libnah and Ether, and Ashan, Joshua 15:43 and Iphtah and Ashnah, and Nezib, Joshua 15:44 and Keilah and Achzib, and Mareshah,—nine cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:45 Ekron with her towns, and her villages. Joshua 15:46 From Ekron, even unto the sea,—all that were by the side of Ashdod with their villages. Joshua 15:47 Ashdod, her towns and her villages. Gaza, her towns and her villages, as far as the ravine of Egypt,—and the great sea and coast.

Joshua 15:48 And in the hill-country,—Shamir and Jattir, and Socoh, Joshua 15:49 and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah, the same, is Debir, Joshua 15:50 and Anab and Eshtemoh, and Anim, Joshua 15:51 and Goshen and Holon, and Giloh,—eleven cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:52 Arab and Rumah and Eshan, Joshua 15:53 and Janim and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah, Joshua 15:54 and Humtah, and Kiriath-arba, the same, is Hebron, and Zior,—nine cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph and Jutah, Joshua 15:56 and Jezreel and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, Joshua 15:57 Kain, Gibeah and Timnah,—ten cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor, Joshua 15:59 and Maarath and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon,—six cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:60 Kiriath-baal, the same, is Kiriath-jearim, and Rabbah,—two cities, with their villages. Joshua 15:61 In the desert,—Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah, Joshua 15:62 and Nibshan and the City of Salt, and En-gedi,—six cities, with their villages.

The Jebusites not conquered.

Joshua 15:63 But, as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judah could not dispossess them,—so the Jebusites have dwelt with the sons of Judah, in Jerusalem, until this day.

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